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Nagwon Instrument Arcade

110-707  428, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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 Nagwon Instrument Arcade has traditionally been Korea's largest collection of music stores and is very close to Insa-dong. The second and third floors of the Nagwon building has a few hundred music stores clustered together. Wind instruments, string instruments, percussion, pianos, electric instruments, amps, speakers, karaoke machines, audio equipment, and other music equipment can be found there. Countless people are there to sell or repair instruments for beginners and experts alike.
Built in 1968, the Nagwon building is a uniquely constructed pillar based complex. On the first floor, there are hundreds of pillars with a four lane road going through them and a market below. Above the shopping area, there are apartments. On the fourth floor, there's a theater that used to premiere films and was called the 'Hollywood Theater'. Now, it has turned into the 'Seoul Art Cinema' and 'dance musical private theater' which play 'Silver Theater' films for senior citizens, independent films, and other specialty films.

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Address
110-707  428, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Subway
Line 3 Jongno 3(sam)-ga Exit 5. Walk 80 meters.

Line 5 Jongno 3(sam)-ga Exit 5. Walk 80 meters.

Line 1 Jongno 3(sam)-ga Exit 5. Walk 80 meters.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:3.5 (Based on 27 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Nagwon Instrument Arcade

  • Not worth it.
    Rather disappointing as there was not a great display of instruments (especially band/brass). I did not see one oboe or bassoon. Saxophones they have, as well as guitars and amps. At 10:00 not a...
    Rating:2 Chris B2019-06-17
  • music shops in korea
    Nobody speaks english,,,, very expensive and about 10% more than buying from ebay. hard to find cash machines to withdraw cash from your bank and communication is zero.
    Rating:3 steve23522019-03-29
  • Instruments R Us!
    All kinds of music instruments from pianos to percussion, great place to shop for music instruments from pianos, hangpans, djembes, congas and instruments you cant find. Though some quality of sound...
    Rating:5 Shogunemperor2017-01-17
  • You could wander for days in here
    This place is huge, at least two full floors of all kind of musical instruments. Especially if you're a guitar lover, this is the place for you. The atmosphere is very relaxed and there are even...
    Rating:5 Riley T2016-12-30
  • Fun to look at, but far to expensive for the quality provided
    If you are a musician and visit the area anyway, I recommend to have a look there. The atmosphere of "hundreds" of sellers of musical instruments and repair shops is quite special, and you find...
    Rating:2 jule67792016-10-28
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